Crowther Catamaran Whale Watching


Price
AU $850,000 Finance
Currency
Length
58' 0" - 17.68m
Use
Charter, Commercial
Vessel Location
Main Beach QLD Insurance
Launch Year
1990
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

Built in 1990 in Innisfail North Queensland and licensed for up to 50 people in the Hervey Bay area and is in current AMSA Certificate of Operations for 2B 8 people 200 nautical miles offshore, 2C 20 people 50 nautical miles offshore and 1D 49 people + 3 crew in sheltered waters in partially smooth and smooth waters only. 3 x 360-degree great viewing levels. Make the most of the vessel by fishing charters while the whales are away and maximise the full earning potential of this vessel. The Freedom Whale Watch vessel is a spacious and
versatile catamaran used for various activities including whale watching, cruises, private charters and dive trips. "Freedom III" has a proud history, being previously owned by renowned documentary film producer Ben Cropp.
The vessel was then purchased in April 2009 by the current owners who then embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, sailing "Freedom III" from its home port in Port Douglas to begin another chapter in "Freedom III" life as a whale watch vessel to operate out of Hervey Bay Queensland. After an arduous 3-month renovation, "Freedom III" was ready to take on its first season as Hervey Bay's luxury three quarter day whale watching vessel.
Currently ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor for Hervey Bay whale watching and has been for the last 10 years.
Vessel is being sold for $850,000 as a going concern.

Call one of our experienced brokers to organise an inspection of the business opportunity in a fantastic location and with a proven track record.


Price
AU $850,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Freedom III
Boat Reference
Freedom III
Launch Year
1990
Length
58' 0" - 17.68m
Beam
22' 6.72 metres
Draft
6' 1.84 metres
Displacement
18 tonnes approximately dry weight
Vessel Location
Main Beach Qld
Region
Queensland
Registration
25062QB
Rego Expiry
26/03/2022
Designer
Crowther Yachts
Builder
Crowther Yachts Innisfail North Queensland
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
GRP
Engine
Dual 280HP Fiat Iveco shaft drive diesels port installed 2010 and starboard installed 2015
Engine Make
Fiat
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
280
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
9029 + on the 13th February 2022
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
5898 + on the 13th February 2022
Fuel Consumption
Cruising at 18 knots uses 25 litres per hour each engine approximately
Max Speed
22 knots @ 2600 rpm
Cruise Speed
14 to 18 knots
Propulsion
Shaft drive
Genset
20.0 KVA Isuzu new in 2015
Fuel
1800 litres
Water
1400 litres
Dinghy
4.5MT Swift RIB with new bladders in 2017
Outboard
50HP Evinrude
Accommodation
3 cabins sleeping 10 (1 double in wheelhouse and 2 in downstairs cabins plus 4 singles including lounges)
Cabins
3
Berths
10
Shower
Hot and cold x 2 (1 upstairs and 1 pull out showers in downstairs bathroom)
Toilet
3 (marine x 2 and household x 1)
Air-Con
Reverse cycle
Galley
Mid ship u shaped with 5 burner gas cooktop double stainless steel sink
Refrigeration
Westinghouse under bench plus bar fridge and eutectic refrigeration on back deck port side
Freezer
Eutectic chest freezer on back deck on starboard
Stove
Electrolux electric
Ground Tackle
Hydraulic 12 volt works on port engine and forward mounted with 80 lb plough x 2 and 100 metres of 10mm short link approximately
Safety Gear
As required by AMSA for a vessel in Certificate of Operations
Bilge Pumps
Automatic x 6 in aft of each bulkhead
Life Raft
12 person new in 2019 with EPIRB enclosed
Epirb
1 in the wheelhouse and 1 behind the wheelhouse float free
Life Jackets
55 coastal and 25 with SOLIS lights
Fire Protection
Mistec engine room fire suppression system x 2
Electrics
Shore power with lead
Electronics / Navigation
Simrad 4G Broadband radar, Simrad NSS12 GPS, Simrad NSS12 with 1kw transducer sounder plus Simrad integrated autopilot
Simrad x 2 HVF
Survey Details
AMSA Certificate of Operations 2B for 8,200 nautical miles offshore, 2C for 20,50 nautical miles offshore and 1D 49 plus 3 crew in sheltered waters in partially smooth and smooth
waters only
Remarks
The vessel was purchased in April 2009 by the current owners who then embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, sailing "Freedom III" from its home port in Port Douglas to begin another chapter in "Freedom III" life as a whale watch vessel to operate out of Hervey Bay Queensland. After an arduous 3-month renovation, "Freedom III" was ready to take on its first season as Hervey Bay's luxury three quarter day whale watching vessel.
Currently ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor for Hervey Bay whale watching and has been for the last 10 years.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Geoff Lovett International
Telephone
Fax
+61 (07) 5526 4144
Address
Ground Level, Shop 15
Marina Mirage
Seaworld Drive
City / Suburb
Main Beach
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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